As someone who has a skin tone that can only be described as ‘transparent’, I’m always on the hunt for products that will help me achieve a sunkissed glow without adding a touch of orange. It’s incredibly difficult to find bronzers, tinted highlighters and tanning products that are subtle enough for pale skin tones – there’s often a presumption that everyone wants to look like they’ve stepped off a Mediterranean beach. However, with the Honey Bronze range The Body Shop seem to have cornered a market that’s crying out for something that works. Within the range there’s a fabulous shimmering dry oil that adds not only hydration and a healthy glow, but a delicate hint of colour to limbs; it’s not greasy and pleasurable to apply, leaving skin looking like you’ve spent the afternoon on the beach. Although it’s a different texture to get used to, on a hot day it becomes a delightful ritual that will leave you looking, feeling and smelling great.
The complementary bronzing palette is a very subtle shade of brown that’s much more ‘sunkissed’ than ‘sun drenched’ – perfect for skintones that can’t really work with a harsh or shimmery shade. Applied delicately all over the face and decolletage with the fluffy brush, it adds an incredibly natural glow to skin. It can even be built up to subtly contour the face and create the illusion of Kim Kardashian cheekbones. For a little more shimmer, the Brilliance Powder makes application a doddle – thanks to the powder being dispensed directly into the brush and onto the face, minimising mess. It provides a small amount of shimmer to skin, great for evenings when you want your complexion to look even more radiant. Tying the look together is a super cute nude gloss, that ensures your face looks radiant and your lips pouty. If you have pale skin and want to experiment with a little colour this summer, then the Honey Bronze range is deifnitely one to try… Especially as it’s extremely affordable too.
The Honey Bronze range includes a Shimmering Dry Oil, Bronzer, Brilliance Powder, Bronzing Gel and Lipgloss. Prices start from £9.50.